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Police fire tear gas to disperse teacher-principal protest

June 26, 2024

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting members of the teacher-principal trade unions at Lotus Roundabout in Colombo, Ada Derana reporter said.

The teacher-principal trade unions are engaged in an islandwide trade union action by reporting sick leave today (26). At the same time, the members of the trade union launched a protest march in front of the Colombo Fort railway station.

Earlier today, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued an order preventing the General Secretary of Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin, Ven. Ulapane Sumangala Thero and 8 others from staging a demonstration in a manner that inconvenience the public or pedestrians along Galle Road, NSA Roundabout and several roads in Colombo.

The court also prohibited them from entering the Finance Ministry, President’s Secretariat, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and President’s House premises.

Ada Derana

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